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Credit

Howard Dayton, in Homemade, 6-86.

Credit is what keeps you from knowing how far past broke you are.

Personal debt in the U. S. increased at the rate of $1000 per second and consumer installment debt has mushroomed to a point where it takes approximately $1 out of every $4 that consumers earn after taxes to keep up the payments&md;not including the home mortgage.

For over 250,000 Americans, the burden of debt is so great that he/she declares bankruptcy. There are even more serious consequences of this financial tension created by debt: 56% of all divorces are a result of financial tension in the home.